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Kindred Spirits - A new human rights blog series
#6 Blog of 2017 Are you a Kindred Spirit? If so, you’ve found your people. Kindred Spirits is a brand new teacher-led blog series from Share My...
Three Small Shifts for a Better Classroom Climate
Three Small Shifts for a Better Classroom Climate By Amber Chandler When people hear that I’m writing a book about the importance of academic, social...
The Gift of Failure
It is drilled into us from childhood, sometimes explicitly, sometimes not, that failure is bad. No one wants to be a failure, fail a test, or fail to...
Are You Writing Strong Assessments?
#8 Blog of 2017 On an average day, a teacher asks upwards of 400 questions, and that doesn’t even count the written assessments. Have you ever...
How to Spot Fake News and Teach Students to be Educated News Consumers
In the aftermath of recent global electoral developments, it’s clear that the way we interpret and synthesize news is important. Britain’s exit from...
Teaching What Unites Us: The Values of Democracy
Teaching What Unites Us: The Values of Democracy by Cleary Vaughan-Lee What are some qualities of citizenship essential for sustaining democracy in...
Give Students a Restart in 2017
As a teacher, my new year is really in September, and I always treat it that way, with resolutions to go along with my school supplies. I think most...
Start with an Hour of Code!
Hour of Code
Bring computer science to any classroom or school. Start with an Hour of Code! The Hour of Code is a movement reaching more than 100 million students...
49 Phrases to Calm an Anxious Child
Written by Renee Jain, Chief Storyteller at GoZen! Anxiety Relief for Kids It happens to every child in one form or another – anxiety. As parents, we...
What should we tell the children?
“What should I say to my students after the election, if Trump wins?” a principal asked me recently. Good question. What should we tell our children...
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